Rheinpark

After the military withdrew from the grounds, the city bought the land in 1907. The park has been redesigned for the "Bundesgartenschau" (National Garden Fair) in 1957. In 1971 a second BUGA was held at the Rheinpark. There is a link via the "Rhein-Seilbahn" (ropeway) to the ZOO across the Rhein river.  

 

Rheinpark

 

Flora

The "Flora" is the Ballroom of the "Botanical Garden", which was destroyed during the World War II. The "Flora" was rebuilt in 2014. Today it is a popular cafe named "Dank Augusta".

Botanischer Garten

The "Botanical Garden" was founded by the "Flora AG" in 1863. The generous citizens of the Flora AG were supported by Empress Augusta. The famous landscape architect "Peter Joseph Lenné" design the garden. 

 

Botanischer Garten

 

Rhine

The more than 1,200 km-long Rhine river originates in the Swiss Alps and flows into the North Sea near Rotterdam. The Köln-Düsseldorfer Rheinschifffahrt offers different boat tours on the Rhine. The river banks of the Rhein are very popular recreation areas of the people of Cologne. 

Skulpturenpark

The Stoffel couple founded the Sculpture Park at the river bank in 1997. Changing exhibitions with international artists make the park a place of contemporary art. The admission is free. 

Aachener Weiher

The "Aachener Weiher" is part of the green belt of Cologne, which developed after the first world war along the former fortifications. Even if you can not swim in the pond, it is a popular place to relax with a nice beergarden.

Japanischer Garten Leverkusen

The "Japanese Garden in Leverkusen was created in 1912 on the property of the Bayer AG. The Garden in Leverkusen in one of the most beautiful Japanese Gardens in Europe. 

 

Otto Bayer Straße

 

Map of parks in Cologne

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